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Australia’s migration history

Australia’s migration history
Australia’s migration history The nineteenth century In 1788, when European settlement began, Australia’s Aboriginal population was about 400,000. Today, over 20 million people live here. Migration has been the main driver for this change. In New South Wales, four out of every ten people are either migrants or the children of migrants. Clearly Australia has a rich migration history. However, with the discovery of gold just outside Bathurst in 1851, the nature of Australian migration changed completely. The infamous ‘White Australia’ policy: keeping Australia British When the colonies federated in 1901, control of immigration changed. In 1914, with the outbreak of the First World War, migration almost ceased. With the 1918 peace came a revival of assisted migration schemes. ‘Populate or perish’: post war migration When the war ended, the government took an entirely new approach to migration. During the seven years this scheme operated, nearly 171,000 arrived. i James Jupp, 62 ii 62

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